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Gov. Brown signs climate change bill to spur renewable energy, efficiency standards

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Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles before signing a pared-down climate change bill that will increase renewable energy generation and make buildings more energy efficient. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Chris Megerian and Javier Panzar Contact Reporters California launched an ambitious effort Wednesday to expand renewable energy and increase […]

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These 10 Peter Drucker Quotes May Change Your World

Oct 02, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

My first college business professor was a fanatical Peter Drucker devotee. He launched our course with a dissection of Drucker’s The Effective Executive and concluded with a thorough reading of The Practice of Management. Through my professor’s tireless evangelism, I developed a keen appetite for the timeless wisdom of this prescient thought leader. Young entrepreneurs unfamiliar with Drucker would do well […]

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Multi-Disciplined: Why the Best Entrepreneurs Can Wear Many Hats

Sep 24, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Entrepreneurship isn’t a singular job. It’s actually better seen (and thought of) as an amalgamation of different jobs. You oversee a number of different departments as your organization grows, and you take care of duties ranging from the very large (securing venture funding) to the very small (paying your office water bill). Generally, the fewer people you have working […]

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Calling all construction hands: Builders need more help but can’t find it

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Sept. 14, 2015 A survey by the Associated General Contractors of America trade group said the industry may be running out of construction workers. SAM GANGWER, FILE PHOTO By JONATHAN LANSNER California construction workers: Help wanted! For a modest price. The Associated General Contractors of America trade group released a survey last week detailing a […]

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Tax break for earthquake retrofitting passes California Senate

Sep 10, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

By Rosanna Xia A proposed state tax credit for earthquake retrofits passed the Senate on Tuesday, clearing a major hurdle for a bill that would ease the burden of strengthening thousands of at-risk buildings across California. The proposal, which passed the state Senate 37 to 1, would give property owners a 30% tax break on […]

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​UCLA Anderson forecasts booming commercial real estate market in California

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California’s commercial construction activity has risen to its highest level since 2001 and is expected to continue to grow over the next three years, according to the most recent conducted by law firm Allen Matkins and UCLA Anderson School of Management. The study, which examined seven of the state’s major markets for indicators of future […]

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Idea Moves Forward With Test Track Construction, But Don’t Book Your Tickets Just Yet

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By Jeff Stone An artist’s rendering of a possible Hyperloop station as constructed by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. The company announced this week it will try to help put Elon Musk’s futuristic transportation plan into action. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Press Few took Elon Musk seriously when, back in 2013, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors […]

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8 Team-Building Mistakes Richard Branson Would Never Make

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August 18, 2015 By John Rampton Richard Branson has launched more than 100 Virgin companies since starting Virgin as a mail order record retailer in 1970. He’s the only person to build eight billion-dollar companies in eight different industries. Because of his success and enthusiasm, entrepreneurs can definitely learn a lot from Sir Richard. And one of […]

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California Dreaming: Record $500 Million Tag on L.A. Home with FOUR Swimming Pools

Aug 13, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

One of the biggest homes in U.S. history is rising on a Los Angeles hilltop, and the developer hopes to sell it for a record $500 million. Nile Niami, a film producer and speculative residential developer, is pouring concrete in L.A.’s Bel Air neighborhood for a compound with a 74,000-square-foot (6,900-square-meter) main residence and three […]

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This One Habit Holds Top Entrepeneurs Back

Aug 07, 2015 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Judith E. Glaser Hit a wall? So many ambitious and talented leaders plateau and even regress once they “reach the top” of the ladder, mountain or organizational structure they’ve been climbing. There’s a simple reason this can happen, and it sometimes come down to conversation. Top leaders still face new mountains to climb – engaging […]

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